Uprooted, Naomi Novik

(review by Aliette de Bodard) Agnieszka lives on the edge of the Wood, a dark and angry power that always seeks to expand, and twists and corrupts everything it touches. Her village (and others) survive because they are protected but the Dragon, a long-lived wizard who has dedicated his life to fighting the Wood. Every … More Uprooted, Naomi Novik

Shattered Pillars, Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear

(review by Aliette de Bodard) I’d read Range of Ghosts, the first volume of the Eternal Sky a while back, when it first came out, but I hadn’t had a chance to check it out until now. Set in a fantasy version of the Silk Road (featuring analogues of Persia, Mongolia and China among others–more … More Shattered Pillars, Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear